Mr. Wayne Dale John Sr., 83, of Burlington died at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Great River Medical Center.
Born November 15, 1932 in Bloomfield he was the son of Wardie Henry and Ottie May (Swaim) John. On October 4, 1952 he married Wilma Jo Ross in Bloomfield. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2008.
Mr. John was a 1950 graduate of Bloomfield High School. He was a material checker at I.A.A.P., working for both the Army and I.A.A.P. for 26 years. He then became maintenance director at Camp Wyoming, Iowa and later worked in maintenance at Maquoketa Hospital and at Klein Hospital in Burlington.
Mr. John was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a past member of the Eagle and Moose Lodges. He was the manager of his sons' baseball teams, past scout master of Troop 11, and member of the Order of Arrow at Camp Eastman. He enjoyed scouting, baseball, fishing, boating, dancing and playing Santa. When his children were growing up, the family spent a great deal of time on Otter Island which gave the family many treasured memories.
Survivors include three sons, Rick Lee (Diane) John and Randy Jay (Linda) John both of Burlington and Jeffrey Alan John of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina; one daughter, Tonya Lynne (Tom) John-Hahn of Burlington; 11 grandchildren, Kathy Jo, Kasey Ann, Kristopher, Cristina, Derick, Amber, Teea, Kimberly, Jennifer Jo, Jessica and Emily; 13 great grandchildren, Kyle, Kody, Kolton, Kaleb, Kit, Collin, Krista, Andrew, Kamera, Logan, Garret, Haley and Tanner; two great-great grandchildren, Ashton and Lillian; one brother, Lowell John of West Burlington; one sister, Betty Fox of Port Clinton, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Wayne Dale John Jr; stillborn daughter, Teresa Jo; four brothers, Otis, Roscoe, Lyle and Melvin; and two sisters, Beatrice and Beulah.
The funeral service for Mr. John will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 7th, at Lunning Chapel with the Rev. Deb Kinney officiating. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. on Monday until the time of service.
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